1, 2, 3 Juno Links

Three bits of Junos stuff to start your afternoon.

1 ALL YOU SASKATCHEWAN BANDS I know most of you are busy flooding every social network at your disposal with reminders to vote for you in the Afternoon Edition‘s Searchlight competition. Who can blame you, what with the possibility of winning $20,000 in gear and more. But if you got a spare minute, the host committee for the 2013 Juno Awards is looking for Saskatchewan acts to play a variety of events leading up to the big show. Deadline is tomorrow.

2 SPEAKING OF TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 22 That’s when tickets for the Juno Awards themselves go on sale. You’ll have the opportunity to see Marianas Trench, Billy Talent and host and performer Michael Bublé.

3 POP AS FUCK “Judging from the 2013 Juno Award nominations announced earlier this week, it looks like they may end up doing a better job at repping actual pop music this year than their more famous American cousins,” says Benjamin Boles over at NOW.

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Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.